Qatar expects tourism sector to gain a significant boost; MOCI shuts down establishments in violation of the law

Qatar Tourism responds to increasing demands in the tourism sector as travel starts up again. The pandemic affected all aspects of the country’s industries in a wide variety of ways, but as tourism once again boosts the number of travellers in the State, QT now plans to double its employment opportunities in response and in preparation for the expected increase in the number of visitors this year.

“Our strategy focuses on creating experiences across six demand spaces. These are active holidays; relax and rejuvenate; sun, sea and sand; cultural enthusiasts; luxury city breaks; and romantic getaways. These demand spaces portray a holistic and all-encompassing view of what Qatar has to offer and which customer segments we would like to focus on,” says COO Berthold Trenkel at the Annual Tourism Industry Ramadan Ghabga.

Because Qatar now provides visa-free access to facilitate travel for more than 95 countries, the industry expects to accommodate more visitors as more hotels open.

“But it is with no doubt that this year is a legacy year for Qatar. We’re excited to have the eyes of the world on Qatar as it prepares to host the first-ever FIFA World Cup tournament in the Arab world and Middle East,” Trenkel continues. “As the countdown begins to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, I know we are all eager to showcase the country to the millions of fans who will visit us for this once-in-a-lifetime event. To do so, it is absolutely imperative that we continue to work together and collaborate to ensure the most memorable experience for all.”

In other news, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has recently closed a training centre in Ain Khaled as well as three warehouses in Birkat Al-Awamer. These were shut down for 14 days each because they were found to be in violation of Law No (5) of 2015 on Commercial, Industrial and Similar Public Shops, and Street Vendors. These initiatives continue to make sure that travel to the country is safe and organised not just for leisure travellers but also for businesses and commercial travellers.

Violations should be duly reported to the official Call Centre: 16001; Twitter @MOCIQATAR, and Instagram MOCIQATAR.

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